Basic Diamants

These cookies are anything but basic! Sweet and delicious—they are a real crowd pleaser. This recipe was developed by Pastry Chef Daniel Skurnick for AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate. Check out his Instagram page at @danielskurnick 

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Civic Season

S’mores…check!

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Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Monticello was the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, who began designing it after inheriting land from his father at age 26. Monticallo’s layered history, expansive grounds and beautiful gardens make it perfect for a family visit this summer.

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The History Behind The Taste

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Cocoa was first enjoyed 3,500 years ago by the Olmecs, an indigenous tribe located in modern-day Central America. They documented drinking cocoa by engraving images.

America Discovers Chocolate!

1641

The earliest record of chocolate in North America is from St. Augustine, Florida, where the Spanish ship, Nuestra Senora del Rosario del Carmen, was forced to make port. The ship was carrying beans, chocolate, and chocolate-making equipment.

Chocolate Was Made By Hand...

1700's

In the 1700s, chocolate was made by hand in the colonies. Cocoa beans and spices were ground and blended, mixed with water, and made into a warm beverage.

Aviator Amelia Earhart

1935

Amelia Earhart enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate at 8,000 feet during her solo flight from Hawaii to Oakland, California.

M&M's In Space!

1981

M&M’s brand chocolate candies are included in the first space shuttle mission, and every subsequent flight. They are included in NASA’s space food system and are featured on the International Space Station menu.

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